Each year more than 350 volunteers give of their time, skills and compassion to help keep Shore Memorial Hospital running smoothly and ensure that patients and visitors receive the best healthcare experience possible.
Shore Memorial joined the Somers Point Rotary Club in honoring these volunteers for their service with the hospital’s annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point.
Shore Memorial presented mother and son volunteers Jeri and Kevin Kehoe, both of Palermo, with the hospital’s Board of Trustees Chairman Award. Jeri Kehoe volunteers at the hospital’s Information Desk while Kevin Kehoe volunteers in the Pharmacy and Radiology departments. Together the two accumulated more than 16,000 volunteer hours since they began volunteering in the early 1990s.
Volunteer Bill Smigo of Cape May was presented with the Somers Point Rotary Club’s Service Above Self Award. Smigo, better known around the hospital as “Dr. Gizmo,” is one of Shore Memorial’s original “Caring Clowns.” In addition to making weekly rounds visiting patients, Smigo volunteers his time for special hospital events and programs.
Pictured above: (l to r) William Elliott, Executive Director of the Shore Memorial Health Foundation sits with Kevin and Jeri Kehoe of Palermo. The two were honored with the Board of Trustees Chairman Award at Shore Memorial’s annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner on October 20 at Greate Bay Country Club.